There are a multitude of interesting origin stories of several things tucked away in my old home, from the moment you walk in, you are greeted with an antique boot scraper that I inherited from my Grandfather.
He in turn had inherited it from his Grandfather, keeping the antique within bloodlines for countless generations.
Then there are the Picasso reprints in frames hanging throughout the house. Some capture his earlier mornings while dabbling in realism all the way up to his long stage of innovation with cubist surrealism. You might think that this old beach house is worth more than it is just from the way my spouse and I decorated it. The truth is that there are some not so great stories as well, with the notable a single being the replacement of our central Heating and A/C system. When the two of us bought the house, it needed important remodelling and lacked central heating and cooling. Although my spouse and I handled most of the straight-forward renovations, the two of us had to call in outside help to install a break proposal Heating and A/C with custom ductwork. Both of us found a supplier that seemed great and the two of us made the appointment date. But, when they arrived, they insisted on putting the air handler in a coat closet next to our guest bathroom door. This also meant that the air return where everything is pulled into the ventilation would be located directly next to the entrance to that bathroom. For obvious reasons, you generally don’t want to put your return next to a locale that is inevitably a source of natural odor. My spouse and I are not gleeful at all about the location of our a/c’s return vent.